Patriots

Pats offense a work in progress

Monday, September 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots host the Oakland Raiders this week hoping to rediscover their normally potent offense. The Patriots moved to 1-1 with Sunday’s 30-7 win at Minnesota. But after the game, which saw the defense pick off four of Matt Cassel’s passes and turn a blocked field goal into a touchdown, much of the talk was about the struggles of the offense. New England won the game … 0

Pats bury Vikes

Sunday, September 14, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — The New England Patriots took full advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence, though he might not have made much of a difference. Six sacks, four interceptions from Matt Cassel and a blocked field goal for a touchdown doomed the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, as the Patriots breezed to a 30-7 win, coach Bill Belichick’s 200th. “I certainly never got into coaching expecting that … 0

Gronk ready for Game 2

Thursday, September 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski looks to be in midseason form, at least when he’s spiking the ball after a touchdown. The rest of his game might take a while to get there. The New England Patriots star tight end pounded the ball to the ground after catching Tom Brady’s 6-yard pass in the season opener following knee surgery in January. “Just a little … 0

Pats’ D focusing Peterson

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots let Knowshon Moreno run for 134 yards in their season opener. Now they must face Adrian Peterson. Scary? “You know what? I love it,” defensive tackle Sealver Siliga said Wednesday. “This is going to be a good test and I think our … 0

McDaniels seeking strides vs. Vikings

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels knows the Patriots’ offense needs a better performance against Minnesota than it showed against Miami. After taking a 20-10 halftime lead, the Patriots wilted in the Florida heat and lost 33-20. “There was certainly an element in the second half … 0

Pro Roundup: O’s blank sloppy Sox, 4-0

Monday, September 8, 2014

BOSTON — Nelson Cruz had a pair of hits and Miguel Gonzalez took a shutout into the seventh inning as the Baltimore Orioles opened a double-digit lead in the AL East with a 4-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. The Orioles lead the division … 0

Patriots cave in opener , 33-20

Sunday, September 7, 2014

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Rob Gronkowski delivered one of his signature spikes after a touchdown grab, then saw Tom Brady sprinting toward where he stood in the end zone. Brady head-butted his tight end, then whacked him in … 0

Seeing Pats in opener a big test for Dolphins

Friday, September 5, 2014

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — There may never be an ideal time to play against the New England Patriots. And Week 1 might be the worst time of all. The most recent time the Patriots were topped in Week … 0

Brady misses practice

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Brady misses practice Tom Brady is nursing a calf injury that forced him to miss practice for New England’s opener Sunday at Miami. The Patriots announced the reason for the quarterback’s absence Thursday in their daily participation and injury report. He was the only player added to the … 0

Pats O-Line fills vacancy left by veteran Mankins

Thursday, September 4, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Logan Mankins is with Tampa Bay and there’s a question mark at the left guard position he held for nine years with New England. Josh Kline is listed as the starter for the Patriots after limited … 0

QB injury clouds Indians’ season

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The days are shortening and football is finally here. Tonight kicks off the 2014 high school football season, and there are five game featuring area teams on tap this weekend. Four of them take place tonight at 7. … 0

Brady throwing to familiar receiving corps

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — When Tom Brady played in last year’s opener, none of his top five pass catchers from the previous season were in uniform. When he starts this season Sunday, the nine players with the most receptions last … 0

Gronk promises he’ll play ; Dolphins ready

Monday, September 1, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker Monday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots’ opener at Miami this Sunday. Meanwhile, the news hardly caught the Dolphins by surprise. “I’m super excited,” said Gronkowski, who didn’t … 0